Carbonation-porosity-strength model for fly ash concrete

Atis C.

JOURNAL OF MATERIALS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING, vol.16, no.1, pp.91-94, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


The potential of a concrete for carbonation can be assessed effectively by measuring its carbonation depth using an accelerated carbonation testing. This paper reports the findings of a laboratory study including compressive strength, accelerated carbonation depth, and porosity properties of concrete mixtures made with fly ash and normal portland cement. The study involves two replacement ratios of fly ash, various water-to-cement ratios, use of superplasticizer, two curing conditions, and four concrete ages. Statistical models that relate accelerated carbonation depth to strength and porosity are presented.